Talk show “Io e Gilles… ricordi e testimonianze di chi lo conosceva bene”

A series of events to celebrate a great driver: performances, meetings, exhibitions, talk shows, themed menus, films, books

Tribute to Gilles Villeneuve
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City of Maranello / Municipality of Nonantola
Project supported by the Modena Foundation
Organization and general coordination: Vision Up


SUNDAY 15 MAY – 11.00 am
Auditorium Enzo Ferrari, Via Nazionale 78
Talk show “Io e Gilles … ricordi e testimonianze di chi lo conosceva bene”
Leo Turrini talks about it with witnesses and protagonists who have frequented Villeneuve or worked with him, including Ing. Mauro Forghieri, Giancarlo Minardi, Brenda Vernor, Renata Nosetto, Antonio Giacobazzi, Pietro Corradini and other mechanics, the chef Montanini / Pasticcino.


40 years have passed, as the title of one of the events says, on the wings of the wind, but the memory of the ‘flying Canadian’, in everyone, fans, enthusiasts and more generally the people of engines, is strong and more rooted than ever.
The myth of Gilles Villeneuve does not die and the emotion, in remembering his death, which took place just 40 years ago, still fills everyone with emotion.
To pay homage to an absolute protagonist of world motoring of all time, the Municipalities of Maranello and Nonantola, thanks to the contribution of the Modena Foundation and the support of the Municipality of Modena, are promoting a great event entitled “Omaggio a Gilles Villeneuve, icona senza tempo, a 40 anni dalla scomparsa” which for two months or more will propose a series of events dedicated to the pilot also nicknamed ‘the aviator’.
Meetings with witnesses of the time, exhibitions, presentations of films and books, themed menus, artistic performances and other surprises that will not fail to amaze and excite visitors and tourists who will travel to the two territories involved.



In collaboration with Città dei Motori

Mabic Library, Via Vittorio Veneto 5
Exhibition “La mia arte per Gilles”
Works of art dedicated to the ‘flying Canadian’
Free admission
Inauguration: Saturday 7 May at 4 pm

Hours: Monday 14.30-19, Tuesday to Friday 9-19, Saturday 9-13 and 14.30-19
For info: 0536 240028

TUESDAY MAY 31 – 6 pm
Mabic Library, Via Vittorio Veneto 5
Presentation of the book “Gilles Villeneuve immagini di una vita / a life in pictures”
with the author Mario Donnini, AUTOSPRINT journalist and the publisher Stefano Nada, leads the journalist Angelo Giovannini.

Notte rossa
from 5.30 pm – Piazzetta Mandela (outside the Mabic Library)
Creation of a MURALES DEDICATED TO GILLES by the artist Alessandro Rasponi

SUNDAY 19 JUNE – 7 pm
Auditorium Enzo Ferrari, Via Nazionale 78
Presentation of the book “Gilles Villeneuve. L’uomo, il pilota e la sua leggenda”
with co-author Luca Dal Monte, he leads the journalist Pierluigi Senatore
8 pm, Directed by the G.P. MONTREAL (Canada)

Gilles Villeneuve


15 May 2022




Auditorium Enzo Ferrari
Via Nazionale, 78, 41053 Maranello, MO, Italia

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